This almost makes John Ashcroft look lame. Apparently, New Jersey leads the nation in bogus claims of terrorism. Of the 62 people indicted last year for “international terrorism”, 60 cases involved cheating on an English test. The Philadelphia Inquirer offers this report.

The worrisome part here is that American students who cheated on English tests were not categorized as “international terrorists”. Perhaps New Jersey maintains a “domestic terrorists” list separately.